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8 of the best drones for beginners in the UK

Submitted by Mashable on September 12, 2019 - 9:57am


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Everyone starts off as a beginner. Even someone like Roger Federer was a beginner at one time, and look how far he got. Who knows? Maybe you'll be the Federer of droning one day.

But for now, you have to start somewhere. We scoured the internet looking for the best and brightest drones for first-timers. No matter what your field of interest, whether that's photography or racing, we have found a drone that's perfect for you. 

PSA: Before you start flying, it's important to register your drone with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) first, so you won't get in any bother with the authorities. In case you didn't know, piloting an unregistered drone is against the law. Go to CAA.co.uk for all the rules and regulations and CAA Consultations for drone registration. Read more...

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BEST FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Syma X5C

This is the affordable, easy-to-use, and durable drone that's built for beginners.

  • Dimensions: 16.5 x 12.2 x 3.8 inches
  • Weight: 848 grams
  • Flight time: Up to 7 minutes
  • Range: 50 metres


£37.89 from Amazon


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BEST FOR FIRST PERSON VIEW

Nikko 8996

This is a great drone, especially for wannabe racers.

  • Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 1.5 inches
  • Weight: 1,360 grams
  • Flight time: 15 minutes
  • Range: 100 metres


£80.36 from Amazon


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BEST FOR TEENS

Syma X5SC-1

This is a great entry into droning without spending a lot of money on something high-end.

  • Dimensions: 12.2 x 12.2 x 3.1 inches
  • Weight: 454 grams
  • Flight time: 5-7 minutes
  • Range: 50 metres


£34.95 from Amazon


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BEST FOR 4K VIDEO

Parrot ANAFI

This is a near-professional drone that's also suited for first-timers.

  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.9 x 2.6 inches
  • Weight: 308 grams
  • Flight time: Up to 25 minutes
  • Range: 4,000 metres


£629.99 from Amazon


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BEST FOR ASPIRING RACERS

Blade Induxtrix

This speedy little devil is great for first-timers.

  • Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.2 x 3.4 inches
  • Weight: 45.4 grams
  • Flight time: 4 minutes
  • Range: 100 yards


£76.94 from Amazon


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BEST FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Holy Stone F181W

This is a great introduction to the wide world of aerial photography.

  • Dimensions: 31 x 9 x 31 inches
  • Weight: 141 grams
  • Flight time: 7-10 minutes
  • Range: 100 metres


£79.99 from Amazon


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BEST FOR (SUPERVISED) KIDS

AKASO A21

The plastic build might make it feel like a toy, but make no mistake about it, this drone takes off and soars.

  • Dimensions: 6.7 x 6.2 x 3.5 inches
  • Weight: 340 grams
  • Flight time: 9-10 minutes
  • Range: 50 metres


£69.99 from Amazon


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BEST FOR RANGE

Potensic D58

Fly far away with a remote control distance of up to 500 metres.

  • Dimensions: 13.6 x 12.6 x 5.9 inches
  • Weight: 962 grams
  • Flight time: Up to 18 minutes
  • Range: 500 metres


£159.99 from Amazon

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